Turquoise Blue

Polyommatus dorylas (po-lee-oh-MAY-tuss door-EYE-lass)

Turquoise Blue - imago - Mount Menikio, Greece - 12-Jun-09 (16)
Photo © Pete Eeles
 

Checklist Number
61.018.UKB

Family:LycaenidaeLeach, 1815
Subfamily:PolyommatinaeSwainson, 1827
Tribe:PolyommatiniSwainson, 1827
Genus:PolyommatusLatreille, 1804
Subgenus:PolyommatusLatreille, 1804
Species:dorylas([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Introduction

The presence of this species in the British Isles is considered doubtful since it is not known to migrate, and the range does not extend anywhere close to the British Isles. However, this species is figured in early publications as being British with all specimens being recorded from Kent.

Polyommatus dorylas

This species was first defined in Denis & Schiffermüller (1775) as shown here (type locality: Vienna, Austria).

torquise blue, picos europa, tudes.

Male
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Turquoise Blue /  Cantabrian Mts Spain  June 2012

Male Underside
Photo © johnb

Turquoise Blue female - Var, France 8-June-2007 (7159)

Female
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Turquoise Blue - imago - Spain - 08-Jul-08 [Andrew Burns]

Female Underside
Photo © Andrew Burns

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

3. Questionable
 

This presence of this species in the British Isles is considered questionable.

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Polyommatus dorylas

Turquoise Blue female - Var, France 8-June-2007 (7159)

Photo © Roger Gibbons

Turquoise Blue - imago - Spain - 08-Jul-08 [Andrew Burns]

Photo © Andrew Burns
08-Jul-2008

Turquoise Blue - imago - Mount Menikio, Greece - 12-Jun-09 (16)

Photo © Pete Eeles
13-Jun-2009

Turquoise Blue - imago - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 13-Jun-09 (3)

Photo © Pete Eeles
13-Jun-2009

Turquoise Blue - imago - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 13-Jun-09 (6)

Photo © Pete Eeles
13-Jun-2009

Turquoise Blue - Cantabria, Spain July 09

Photo © johnb
05-Jul-2009

torquise blue underside, picos europa, tudes.

Photo © geniculata
14-Jun-2010

torquise blue, picos europa, tudes.

Photo © geniculata
14-Jun-2010

Turquoise Blue - imago - Creu de Perves, Spain - 24-Jun-10 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles

Turquoise Blue - imago - Lessui, Spain - 23-Jun-10 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles

Turquoise Blue - imago - Lessui, Spain - 23-Jun-10 (1)-2

Photo © Pete Eeles

Turquoise Blue - imago - Lessui, Spain - 23-Jun-10 (1)-3

Photo © Pete Eeles

Turquoise Blue /  Cantabrian Mts Spain  June 2012

Photo © johnb
10-Jul-2012

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Ovum

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Larva

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Polyommatus dorylas - Larva (Valais, early June 2010) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Polyommatus dorylas - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Denis & Schiffermüller (1775) Denis, J.N.C.M. and Schiffermüller, I. (1775) Systematischez Verzeichniss der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Latreille (1804) Latreille, P.A. (1804) Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle.
Leach (1815) Leach (1815) In Brewster: The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia.
Swainson (1827) Swainson, W. (1827) A Sketch of the Natural Affinities of the Lepidoptera Diurna of Latreille. The Philosophical magazine : or Annals of chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, natural history and general science.